For his first exhibition in Canada, Bunga will produce two site-specific installations and a series of sculptural works for MOCA. Inspired by the simplicity of the Museum’s architecture and the rhythm of its columns, the artist will simultaneously underscore and challenge the building’s physicality.
His formidable installations and nomadic sensibility will deepen his long-standing inquiry into some of the most poignant subjects of our time: stability, certainty, and permanence. Incorporated into the exhibition are several new sculptures made from locally sourced furniture including side tables, writing desks, gilded frames, and cabinets that are reworked into painterly cityscapes. Animating Bunga’s project further are short films of performative breakages — the smashing of a lamp and the bursting of a wall — each of which express a rupture’s potential to be as much about a sudden beginning as it is the sign of an end.